Sticky Notes for Windows 10 gets some new features for Insiders on the Slow ring

Windows Insiders got an update for the Sticky Notes app today on Windows 10, bringing the version number for the app to 1.7.1. The update is only for users on the Slow ring, as the Fast ring isn't receiving any app updates at the moment.

To be clear, this is the Sticky Notes app for Windows 10, rather than the desktop app that shipped with earlier versions of the OS. It was built with Windows Ink in mind, and it was introduced with the Anniversary Update.

Here's what's new:

  • Life just got a lot more colorful… well, your Sticky Notes did, at least. All your notes will now have a new shade and we've added a brighter accent color for the note that's in focus. We've also simplified our colors to make the app feel more uniform and a little crisper.

  • Were we bugging you a little too much about updating Sticky Notes? We really like all our new features in each update but we don't want to shout about it too often. If you dismiss the update notification then we won't be quite as eager to remind you again. But… you'll have to update it to get less notifications about updating. So meta.

  • You might have found yourself getting stuck in Ink List mode after erasing all your items. We've squashed that bug now.

  • Talking of Ink Lists, for you Windows Insiders out there, we've also fixed the bug where only 1 item was being recognized in the list.

  • Finally, we've fixed the bug that was causing you to lose your last changes if you closed the note just after formatting changes or using undo.

As you can see, it includes a number of minor features, although some of them might prove useful.

As noted above, you won't see this update if you're on the Fast ring. There's an easy workaround for that, though. You can switch your PC to the Slow ring, update all of your apps, and then switch it back to the Fast ring.

You can download or update the app here.

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